President Trump wants a black border wall (making it too hot to touch) and topped with spikes – while also requiring it to be aesthetically pleasing.
The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates.
Pentagon officials are considering a new request for military assistance along the southern border, a defense official said Monday.
The United Constitutional Patriots, an armed militia at the southern border in New Mexico, has drawn intense scrutiny after live-streaming its activities on social media. Groups like the UCP routinely litter parts of the border with traps of all brands to discourage — and now detain at gunpoint — migrants from coming to U.S. territory.
According to the U.S. Border Patrol in the El Paso sector, human smugglers are using drones to help immigrants looking to enter the United States illegally.
Armed militia groups have patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border. However, a New Mexico militia group is raising tensions by detaining illegal immigrants.
The shake-up has accelerated DHS’s transformation under Trump to an agency primarily focused on its immigration enforcement efforts.
Thousands of migrant kids face an uncertain future in facilities like Homestead, and to some, the problem is bigger than Campbell and CHS.